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Flanagan, Birthistle & Shortt in Lance Daly's 'Life's a Breeze', Production Begins

5 December 2011 7:00 AM, PST | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

'Life's a Breeze' the latest film from writer and director Lance Daly (The Good Doctor, Kisses) started filming in Dublin last week. It is scheduled to film in Dublin for four weeks until Christmas before moving to Sweden to shoot for a further two weeks. The film, which follows the lives of a family as they search for a lost fortune, stars Fionnula Flanagan (The Guard, The Others), Eva Birthistle (Wakewood, Breakfast on Pluto), Pat Shortt (The Guard, Garage) and new comer Kelly Thornton. »

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The top ten Irish movies of all time to make you laugh and cry - Videos (IrishCentral)

16 November 2011 4:47 AM, PST | IrishCentral | See recent IrishCentral news »

10. "Waking Ned Devine" Charming comedy set in a tiny, rural Irish town. When lottery winner Ned Devine is found dead - lottery ticket in hand and all - the townsfolk ban together to fool the authorities into thinking Ned is alive so they can receive the cash and share it. Starring Ian Bannen and Fionnula Flanagan. 9. "Once" A beautiful, romantic, original musical set in the streets of Dublin. Glen Hansard of The Frames plays a street musician who meets fellow musician and Czech immigrant (Marketa Irglova). Together they work through pain, the past and new love through captivating music. Hansard and Irglova won the Oscar for Best Original Song (2007). 8. "The Crying Game" The controversial film that put Irish director/screenwriter Neil Jordan on the map. Set in rural Ireland and bustling London, Ira member Fergus (Stephen Rea) develops a friendship with his captive, Jody (Forest Whittaker), and the kidnapping goes horribly wrong. »

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New Release: The Guard DVD and Blu-ray

19 October 2011 10:18 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Release Date: Jan. 3, 2011

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Don Cheadle (l.) and Brendan Gleeson try to get along in The Guard.

The dark comedy-thriller film The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson (Green Zone) and Don Cheadle (Brooklyn’s Finest), is a fish-out-of-water tale about murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption … and it’s really quite funny!

Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh (Ned Kelly), the R-rated crime movie opens on Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Gleeson), a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes and only a passing interest in the international cocaine-smuggling case that has made it to his desk. This doesn’t go down too well with straight-laced FBI agent Wendell Everett (Cheadle), who has come to McDonagh’s village to work on the investigation. The two must join forces to take on the bad guys, »

- Laurence

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Contest: The Others (2001) Blu-ray: Alejandro Amenabar, Nicole Kidman

15 October 2011 2:30 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Others Blu-ray Contest Giveaway Sweepstakes. This The Others Blu-ray contest, giveaway, sweepstakes illustrates The Others‘s release on Blu-ray on September 20, 2011.

Alejandro Amenábar‘s The Others stars Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan, Elaine Cassidy, and Michelle Fairley.

The Others‘s plot synopsis: “A woman named Grace retires with her two children to a mansion on Jersey, towards the end of the Second World War, where she’s waiting for her husband to come back from battle. The children have a disease which means they cannot be touched by direct sunlight without being hurt in some way. They will live alone there with oppressive, strange and almost religious rules, until she needs to hire a group of servants for them. Their arrival will accidentally begin to break the rules with unexpected consequences.”

For more The Others reviews, photos, videos, and information, visit our The Others Page.

One winner will »

- filmbook

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New this Week: ‘Killer Elite,’ ‘Moneyball’ and ‘The Others (Bd)’

21 September 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

AbductionTaylor LautnerLily CollinsAlfred Molina

Dolphin Tale 3D - Morgan FreemanAshley JuddHarry Connick Jr.

Killer EliteJason StathamClive OwenRobert De Niro

MoneyballBrad PittRobin Wright, Jonah Hill

Movie of the Week

Moneyball

The Stars: Brad PittRobin Wright, Jonah Hill

The Plot: The story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

The Buzz: Correct me if I’m wrong, but has there ever been a really great baseball movie? Yes, there have been a few, like Major League, Bull Durham, and A League of Their Own. Those are comedies though, so let me rephrase the question: has there ever been a really great baseball drama? Hmm, The Natural was decent, albeit dated and a consequently a bit cheesy. »

- Aaron Ruffcorn

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'The Guard' Opens the Los Angeles Irish Film Festival

12 September 2011 8:00 AM, PDT | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

The Los Angeles Irish Film Festival has announced its line-up for 2011. A tribute to Irish Actress Fionnula Flanagan (The Guard, The Other's) will be awarded on the opening of the festival followed by a special screening of 'The Guard'. The line-up has a wide range of Irish features, shorts and documentaries, including the Us premiere of Sé Merry Doyle's feature documentary 'Dreaming the Quiet the Man' and the west coast premiere 'The Swell Seasons', featuring Glen Hansard (Once). »

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‘The Guard’ – beyond a simple redemption tale

8 September 2011 4:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Guard

Written by John Michael McDonagh

Directed by John Michael McDonagh

United Kingdom, 2011

A black comedy thriller with racism as the major means of laughter doesn’t necessarily sound like a great cinematic experience.  Director John Michael McDonagh’s The Guard is just that, featuring an excellent cast, effectively flat and off-kilter framing, and music that embraces the genre and its anomalous locale from Calexico.

McDonagh, brother of playwright and In Bruges director Martin McDonagh, does well to have his protagonist Detective Boyle (Brendan Gleeson, Gangs of New York, In Bruges) be less crotchety old Gran Torino-style racist, and more tongue-in-cheek rebel.

Boyle is the morally bankrupt, superficially naïve, ultimately honorable policeman of a small Irish town.  FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda, Crash) comes to town looking for a few big-time drug traffickers and the two men with opposite styles and methods are forced to work together. »

- Neal Dhand

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The Guard – The Review

19 August 2011 6:17 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The title character in The Guard as played by Brendan Gleason is Sergeant Gerry Boyle, but he.s not really a guard. He.s actually a small-town cop in rural Ireland (.guarda”, as printed on the back of his jacket, is the Gaelic word for police). After watching a car full of hopped-up teens crash in the film.s opening moments, he casually ransacks one of the dead bodies of its drugs for his own use. Gerry also likes to drink and bed hookers while on the clock. He uses his authority as a law enforcer not to fight crime so much as to indulge his compulsive desires, but The Guard is not a dark, Bad Lieutenant-style look at a tormented soul. It.s mostly a comedy mixed with a well-plotted thriller. Boyle may be a debauched jerk but he.s also portrayed as the most competent cop his district »

- Tom Stockman

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Competition: Win a comedy DVD boxset with ‘The Guard’

19 August 2011 2:05 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate release of the Anglo-Irish comedy-thriller The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle and Mark Strong, released nationwide on August 19, we’ve teamed up with Optimum Releasing to offer four lucky readers the chance to win a comedy DVD boxset of In The Loop, Four Lions & Perrier’s Bounty.

Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) is a small-town cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humour, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) to his door. However, despite the fact that Boyle seems more interested in mocking and undermining Everett than in actively working to solve the case, he finds that circumstances keep pulling him back into the thick of it.

First his tiresomely enthusiastic new partner McBride disappears, then his favourite hooker attempts to blackmail him into turning a blind eye, »

- Phil

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Review #2: The Guard

18 August 2011 6:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: John Michael McDonagh

Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham, Mark Strong, David Wilmot

Certification: 15

Running Time: 96mins

Synopsis: Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought straight-laced FBI agent Wendell Everett to his door.

Brendan Gleeson, the Deatheater hunter ‘Mad Eye’ Moody in Harry Potter and reliable gangster/killer in In Bruges which funnily enough written and directed by The Guard’s brother Martin McDonagh, stars as the seeminly over the hill, disillusioned garda (Irish police force). This is beautifully illstruted in the opening of the film where Gleeson sits back to watch a fatal car crash and then pilfer the pockets of the dead youths to get rid of then sample the tabs of acid they were carrying, »

- Paul Koren

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Film Review: Brendan Gleeson Finds Caustic Charm of ‘The Guard’

5 August 2011 7:32 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Chicago – Brendan Gleeson pushes forward John Michael McDonagh’s strong “The Guard” through the sheer power of his incredible personality. The lovable-but-irascible actor delivers one of the most enjoyable performances of the year and he’s amply assisted by the great Don Cheadle and a clever, unapologetic script from his writer, making a strong directorial debut. There’s an awful comedy opening at the multiplex this weekend (“The Change-Up”). Seek out the vastly superior one if you’re in a major city.

The Guard” opens with a punch to the face as a car goes speeding through the hills of Ireland and N.E.R.D. raps “f**king poser” from their great song “Rock Star.” Moments later, Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Gleeson) comes upon the inevitable car accident and doesn’t even pull the bodies from the car before checking the pockets of the likely-deceased, finding some acid, and »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Exclusive clip of Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle in The Guard

2 August 2011 9:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Time, I think, for an exclusive clip and we’re big fans of Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle here at HeyUGuys so it’s more than a pleasure to bring you this short burst of their new film, The Guard.

We saw the film when it played at the Edinburgh Film Festival earlier this year and there’s been a healthy buzz around the film since it premiered at Sundance and on the 19th of August we get to see it in UK cinemas.

The film was written and directed by John Michael McDonagh and stars Messrs. Gleeson and Cheadle as well as a supporting cast of Liam Cunningham, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong, David WilmotFionnula Flanagan and Dominique McElligott.

Synopsis, you say?

Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Gleeson) is a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely »

- Jon Lyus

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The Guard review

25 July 2011 7:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It’s a buddy cop comedy thriller starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. Here’s our review of The Guard, quite possibly the funniest film of the year so far...

Murtaugh and Riggs. Tango and Cash. The buddy cop partnership has become such a familiar movie staple that it's now a common subject of parody. See Adam McKay's flawed yet funny The Other Guys, and Kevin Smith's flawed and less funny Cop Out.

Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, The Guard may well be the funniest and most intelligent deconstruction of the buddy cop thriller yet made. In case you didn't already know, John Michael McDonagh is the brother of Martin McDonagh, the writer and director of the fantastic In Bruges, which should give you an indication of the kind of humour you can expect to find in The Guard.

Set far from the more typical cop »

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New clips from The Guard movie starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle

18 July 2011 10:58 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Guard gets 2 new clips! Sony Pictures Classics' critically-acclaimed comedy directed and written by John Michael McDonagh opens July 29th and also stars Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong, Fionnula Flanagan, Dominique McElligott, Sarah Greene and Katarina Cas. The Guard is a comedic fish-out-of-water tale of murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption. Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug-smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleason) is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn’t much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. »

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New clips from The Guard movie starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle

18 July 2011 10:58 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Guard gets 2 new clips! Sony Pictures Classics' critically-acclaimed comedy directed and written by John Michael McDonagh opens July 29th and also stars Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong, Fionnula Flanagan, Dominique McElligott, Sarah Greene and Katarina Cas. The Guard is a comedic fish-out-of-water tale of murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption. Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug-smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleason) is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn’t much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. »

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New clips from The Guard movie starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle

18 July 2011 10:58 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Guard gets 2 new clips! Sony Pictures Classics' critically-acclaimed comedy directed and written by John Michael McDonagh opens July 29th and also stars Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong, Fionnula Flanagan, Dominique McElligott, Sarah Greene and Katarina Cas. The Guard is a comedic fish-out-of-water tale of murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption. Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug-smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleason) is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn’t much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. »

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New The Guard movie poster

14 July 2011 9:51 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New movie poster for The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. The critically-acclaimed John Michael McDonagh-directed and written comedy gets its third poster. The Guard also star Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong. Fionnula Flanagan, Dominique McElligot and Sarah Greene. The film was a nominee for the Grant Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival and won the Best Debut Film (Honorable Mention) at the Berlin International Film Festival. Critics are also loving it with rave reviews. Sony Pictures Classics sends The Guard out to theaters on July 29th. Catch it. »

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New The Guard movie poster

14 July 2011 9:51 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New movie poster for The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. The critically-acclaimed John Michael McDonagh-directed and written comedy gets its third poster. The Guard also star Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong. Fionnula Flanagan, Dominique McElligot and Sarah Greene. The film was a nominee for the Grant Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival and won the Best Debut Film (Honorable Mention) at the Berlin International Film Festival. Critics are also loving it with rave reviews. Sony Pictures Classics sends The Guard out to theaters on July 29th. Catch it. »

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New The Guard movie poster

14 July 2011 9:51 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New movie poster for The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. The critically-acclaimed John Michael McDonagh-directed and written comedy gets its third poster. The Guard also star Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong. Fionnula Flanagan, Dominique McElligot and Sarah Greene. The film was a nominee for the Grant Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival and won the Best Debut Film (Honorable Mention) at the Berlin International Film Festival. Critics are also loving it with rave reviews. Sony Pictures Classics sends The Guard out to theaters on July 29th. Catch it. »

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The Guard interviews with Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle and Director John Michael McDonagh

12 July 2011 11:37 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, John Michael McDonagh talk The Guard. The Guard is a comedic fish-out-of-water tale of murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption. Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug-smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Also in The Guard are Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong, Fionnula Flanagan, Dominique McElligott, Sarah Greene and Katarina Cas. The film is also written by John Michael McDonagh. Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez Marengo, Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe produce. The Guard was seen at this year's Sundance Film Festival and opens via Sony Pictures Classics on July 29th »

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